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Piovani, Nicola

Works: 522 works in 1,380 publications in 8 languages and 8,568 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Animated films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Juvenile works  War films  Biographical films  History 
Roles: Composer, Conductor, Musician, Author, msd, Performer, Instrumentalist, Arranger, Actor, Creator, Other, Bibliographic antecedent, Scenarist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Nicola Piovani
Most widely held works by Nicola Piovani
La vita è bella = Life is beautiful by Roberto Benigni( Visual )

81 editions published between 1997 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Italian treasure Roberto Benigni is Guido, a charming, bumbling Jewish waiter whose colorful imagination and playful spirit help him to woo a beautiful school teacher (Nicoletta Braschi). The couple marries and has a young son, but before long their idyllic world is threatened by Nazi soldiers who force the family into a concentration camp. Guido must now use his imagination again - this time, to transform his son's tragic new surroundings into a magical wonderland. Championed by critics and honored with seven Oscar nominations, this heartwarming fable is a reminder that even under the most trying circumstances, life truly is beautiful."--Container
Welcome by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bilal, a 17-year-old Kurdish refugee, has struggled his way through Europe for the last three months, trying to reunite with his girlfriend. But his journey comes to an abrupt halt when he is stopped by authorities in Calais, on the French side of the Channel. Left with no other alternatives, he decides to swim across. Bilal goes to the local swimming pool to train, where he meets Simon. But what begins as a relationship based on self-interest develops into something bigger
Fauteuils d'orchestre = Avenue Montaigne by Laura Morante( Visual )

8 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jessica is a beautiful young woman from the provinces who has come to Paris and lands a job waiting tables at a chic bistro on fabled Avenue Montaigne. Jessica's customers include a popular TV actress who is courting a major Hollywood director for her first serious film role; a wealthy art collector who is about to liquidate a lifetime's worth of treasures at auction; and an illustrious classical pianist who is at odds with his manager/wife as to where his career is headed. Precisely because Jessica doesn't know how celebrated these people are, her guileless and completely unintimidated engagement in their lives has a transforming effect on them and ultimately her
Joueuse = Queen to play by Bo ta luo( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in French and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lovely and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène ... comes upon a couple ... engaged in an intensely sensual chess match and discovers she has a knack for the game. This obsession, much to the chagrin of her husband and teenage daughter, leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor ... a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives"--Container
Fiorile by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

12 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Italian and German and held by 339 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Benedetti family has been haunted by a curse for generations. On a long drive to visit their reclusive grandfather in Tuscany, Luigi Benedetti tells his children the mysterious story of their ancestors -- a tragic tale filled with forbidden love, passion, vengeance and betrayal"--Container
La notte de San Lorenzo = Night of the shooting stars by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

21 editions published between 1981 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le 10 août, la nuit de San Lorenzo : les étoiles filantes traversent le ciel. On dit en Toscane, que chaque étoile exauce un vœu. Cécilia formule celui de réussir à raconter à l'être qu'elle aime, une très lointaine nuit de San Lorenzo, celle du 10 août 1944. Au cours de cet été c'est la terreur à San Miniato : les Allemands ordonnent à la population de se rassembler dans l'église. Devinant un possible massacre, un groupe de femmes, d'hommes et d'enfants décide de désobéir. Ils quittent clandestinement le village pour aller à la rencontre des troupes américaines car la libération est proche. Dans la beauté champêtre de l'été toscan, c'est pour eux une dramatique odyssée."
A month by the lake( Visual )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2011 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two women pursue a handsome bachelor at a luxurious lakeside resort
Intervista by Federico Fellini( Visual )

23 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 292 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A Japanese film crew interviews Fellini about his career as he films the memories of his life as a young journalist walking into his beloved studio Cinecitta for the first time"--Container
Ginger and Fred by Federico Fellini( Visual )

25 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fellini's satirical attack on television in general and Italian TV in particular, portrays Amelia and Pippo, who wowed crowds with recreations of the dances of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers decades ago, reuniting for a nationwide TV special that features a list of guest stars that is both long and bizarre
Kaos( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in Italian and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Magic, drama, misery and hope are given life in five tales adapted from Luigi Pirandello's Novelle per un anno. With a strong, poetic vision of Sicilian life, the Tavianis imbue this epic masterpiece with a serene, sympathetic revelation of mankind that transcends the boundaries of time."--Container
Life is beautiful = La vita è bella by Nicola Piovani( Recording )

27 editions published between 1993 and 2000 in 8 languages and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De eso no se habla = I don't want to talk about it by María Luisa Bemberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in Spanish and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sophisticated world traveller (Mastroianni) retires to a small town and is drawn to a much younger woman (Podesta). The smartest, most talented woman in town, she is in many ways a perfect match for him. But, because she is a dwarf, she has been sheltered by her overprotective mother from the realities of life
Benito : the rise and fall of Mussolini by Antonio Banderas( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in Italian and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rising quickly from within the ranks of the socialist party, Benito Mussolini became local chief of the Italian Socialist Party at a young age, where he developed his instinct for power and his talent for intrigue as he played off various sections of the left against each other. His dangerous rise to power ultimately played out against the backdrop of World War I and gave rise to a new and frightening government--Fascism
Jamoń, jamón by José Juan Bigas Luna( Visual )

26 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in Spanish and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silvia est une fille "jamona", synonyme en espagnol de sensuel et appétissant, qui travaille à l'atelier d'une usine de sous-vêtements où elle fréquente José Luis, le fils des patrons. Quand Silvia tombe enceinte, José Luis lui promet de l'épouser malgré l'avis contraire de sa mère, Conchita, qui n'accepte pas que son fils épouse une fille de condition inférieure. Elle va engager Raoul, un livreur de jambon macho et obsédé, pour séduire Silvia et briser son couple. Mais le pouvoir de séduction de Raoul aura des conséquences intattendues... (d'après la jaquette)
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi( Visual )

12 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 132 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story begins as a pinewood log falls out of a cart and lands in front of Geppetto the woodcarver's door. Geppetto carves a puppet out of the wood because he has been longing for a son. When the puppet comes alive and causes trouble, Geppetto is arrested and Pinocchio is left to his own naiv̈e world view. After getting a stern warning from the Blue Fairy, Pinocchio sets out to reunite with his father, become a real boy, and succumb to some desire for adventure
Kaos by Paolo Taviani( Visual )

20 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four separate tales portraying Sicilian peasant life at the turn of the 20th century. The fables are united by their shared imagery, strong sense of community, final ironies and the clear, graceful way in which they are told. The characters encounter mystical situations representing ubiquitous human emotions (fear, joy, sorrow, love and passion). Also includes an epilogue about the author of the original collection of short stories
Je vais bien, ne t'en fais pas by Philippe Lioret( Visual )

8 editions published in 2007 in French and Undetermined and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen-year-old Lili returns from holidays to find that her twin brother has left home after a fight with their father. The trauma causes her to begin suffering from anorexia
Caro diario = Dear diary by Nanni Moretti( Visual )

20 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In three chapters, Moretti uses the experiences of traveling on his motor-scooper, cruising with his friend around a set of remote islands in search of peace to finish his film and consulting doctor after doctor to cure his annoying--and terrifyingly misdiagnosed--rash in a charming and humorous look at his life and the lives of those around him
The son's room = La stanza del figlio by Nanni Moretti( Visual )

31 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Giovanni Sermonti, psicanalista, vive in Ancona con la moglie Paola e i due figli liceali, Andrea e Irene. Andrea muore in un'immersione subacquea. Ciascuno dei tre reagisce a modo suo. Entra in scena, inaspettata, Arianna che aveva conosciuto Andrea al campeggio e che con un amico va in Francia in autostop. I tre l'accompagnano in auto fino al confine. (Morandini)
La conquête = The conquest by Xavier Durringer( Visual )

9 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"6 mai 2007, second tour de l'élection présidentielle. Alors que les Français s'apprêtent à élire leur nouveau président, Nicolas Sarkozy, sûr de sa victoire, reste cloîtré chez lui, en peignoir, sombre et abattu. Toute la journée, il cherche à joindre Cécilia qui le fuit. Les cinq années qui viennent de s'écouler défilent : elles racontent l'irrésistible ascension de Sarkozy, semée de coups tordus, de coups de gueule et d'affrontements en coulisse"
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Nicola Piovani Composer

Nicola Piovani Italiaans pianist

Nicola Piovani italienischer Komponist, Arrangeur und Dirigent

Nicola Piovani italiensk komponist og pianist

Nicola Piovani italiensk kompositör och pianist

Nicola Piovani italský skladatel

Nicolas Piovani

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Pioviani, Nicola

Pioviani, Nicola 1946-...

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